Beazley cautious despite profits jump

Insurer warns of downward pressure on premiums

Pensions overhaul under fire from MPs

Select committee criticise choice of partners to implement reforms

Insurers face block on pensions advice

Guidance cannot be given by those with interests

Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

Three years typically needed to reach settlements

James Christopher Flowers at the J.C. Flowers & Co. headquarters in New York
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JC Flowers: deals after the storm

The private equity investor is upbeat despite knocks during the global crisis

Airlines face rise in insurance costs

Premium increases could be more pronounced for war cover

RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

Chief executive prepares for next phase of turnround plan

Treasury tempers insurance claims reforms

Two contentious clauses set to be excluded

Meerkat

Price comparison sites ‘failing’

Regulator warns of unhealthy focus on price

Price comparison sites ‘failing’, says FCA

Lack of policy information leads to unhealthy focus on price

BoE warns on long-term mortgages

Market share rising as buyers extend finances for costly homes

Insurers reject 90% of deafness claims

Industrial claims rose to an estimated 80,000 last year

BTG buys Generali’s BSI unit for SFr1.5bn

Sale marks latest stage in Italian insurer’s turnround

Showdown looms over Quindell valuation

Backers and critics disagree over what Quindell should be worth

Quindell fights back with trading update

Insurer lifts profit targets and says there is no need to raise funds

Zurich plans to invest $2bn in green bonds

European issuance has reached $16bn this year

Insurers mine finance data for premiums

Analysis suggests the thrifty tend to have fewer car crashes

Friends Life sells Lombard for up to £356m

Blackstone to buy tax arm at discount to book value

Bank of England checks for damage from fines

Penalties must not ‘undermine stability of the financial system’

Funds a mixed blessing for reinsurers

Managing securities brings in cash but cannibalises core products

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